Hotel magnate Conrad Hilton’s great-grandson was ordered into a residential substance abuse treatment program Tuesday after a Los Angeles judge imposed a new three-year term of federal probation on the 21-year- old troubled heir.
Federal authorities had asked a magistrate judge to revoke Conrad Hughes Hilton’s existing probation and to incarcerate him for 60 days after a series of incidents in which he was found to have violated the terms of his probation, officials said.
While the documents submitted by the probation department are not part of the public record, it was disclosed at a hearing Tuesday that Hilton was arrested for trespassing and had failed a drug test within a week of U.S. Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal sentencing him to probation last summer.
Subsequent to that, the younger brother of Paris Hilton failed additional drug and alcohol tests, failed to show up for at least one drug/alcohol test, failed to complete three different drug treatment programs, and traveled outside the state without the permission of his probation officer, authorities said.
Prosecutors asked Segal to incarcerate Hilton, but the judge instead revoked his existing probation, imposing a new three-year term, with the condition that Hilton must enter a residential substance abuse treatment program to last at least 90 days.
It’s unclear when he will begin the treatment program.
In a separate case, Hilton pleaded not guilty last September to leading an officer on a high-speed pursuit in Cathedral City.
Hilton is accused of crashing his BMW on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs in August 2014 after speeding away from a state Fish and Game officer trying to pull him over for reckless driving.
A felony settlement conference in that case is scheduled for March 2 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.
Hilton suffered a broken hand in the crash that followed the chase.
A month earlier, an enraged Hilton was restrained and handcuffed by flight attendants on a transcontinental flight after an outburst in which he called fellow passengers “peasants” and accused the crew of “taking the peasants’ side,” according to an affidavit prepared by an FBI agent who investigated that disturbance.
During the nearly 11-hour flight, Hilton physically threatened two flight attendants and repeatedly smoked marijuana and cigarettes in an airplane lavatory, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Last spring, Hilton pleaded guilty before Segal in Los Angeles federal court to causing a disruption aboard an international flight, telling a judge that he checked into a rehabilitation facility afterward and was medicated for the “psychotic breakdown.”
He was sentenced last June to three years probation, 750 hours of community service and fined $5,000 in that case, and vowed to the judge that he would stay out of trouble.
But six days later, he was arrested again for allegedly violating a restraining order by going to his ex-girlfriend’s Hollywood Hills home.
— Wire reports
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